Nintentunes: Independence day edition

Is there anything better than a three day weekend? How bout a three day weekend with a smidgen of Nintentunes! Join us as we celebrate America’s independence through music!

NES- G.I. Joe
GO JOE! Developed by Taxan and produced by Ed Boon, G.I. Joe for the NES is a pretty difficult game. Three characters each with their own unique abilities are playable in this NES game, with six stages to conquer. If you want to be A Real American Hero than you should find yourself a copy of G.I. Joe!

SNES-Captain America and the Avengers
Does it get more American than Captain America? Captain American and the Avengers for the SNES is a port of an arcade game sharing the same name. Unfortunately the SNES version isn’t quite up to snuff compared to the original, and the Genesis version was widely considered to be the superior port.

N64- Cruis’n USA
Cruis’n USA may not be the most technical of racers, but it was a boatload of fun to play. The game is available on the virtual console, but unfortunately the gameplay doesn’t quite hold up to today’s standards. If you pick it up I have one word of advice: choose the Jeep…just do it.

Gamecube-Freedom Fighters
Freedom Fighters was a game from last generation that was widely overlooked. In a world of Halo and Call of Duty, Freedom Fighters wasn’t able to gain much acclaim in the eyes of gamers. If you enjoy shooters, give this game a shot. It out-classes many of the generic space marine shooters that have been released this generation in my opinion.

Wii- Guitar Hero 5: Star Spangled Banner
Activision has killed the Guitar Hero franchise, but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the national anthem track pack this independence day! Rhythm games have never been my cup of tea, but then again I have no rhythm.

Eugene lives in New Mexico and has been a life long gamer since getting his hands on an NES. Always partial to Nintendo, Eugene has made it a point to keep informed on all things Mario.